Export prices increase in August 2009
September 14, 2009
The price index for overall exports increased 0.7 percent in August, led upward mostly by a 0.8-percent advance in nonagricultural export prices.
The August rise followed a 0.3-percent decline in July and resumed the upward trend recorded in April, May, and June.
The price index for nonagricultural exports rose 0.8 percent in August, the largest one-month rise since the index increased 0.9 percent in July 2008. The advance was driven by a rise in nonagricultural industrial supplies and materials prices. Prices for each of the major finished goods areas also contributed to the overall increase. August marked the fifth consecutive month the price index for nonagricultural prices advanced.
Agricultural prices ticked up 0.2 percent in August after a 4.9-percent decline in July. Falling wheat prices were more than offset by higher prices for fruit and corn.
These data are from the BLS International Price program. Import and export price data are subject to revision. For more information, see "U.S. Import and Export Price Indexes – August 2009" (HTML) (PDF), news release USDL-09-1099.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Export prices increase in August 2009 on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2009/ted_20090914.htm (visited September 18, 2019).
Recent editions of Spotlight on Statistics
- 25 years of Worker Injury, Illness, and Fatality Case Data
Examines detailed historical data on work-related injuries, illnesses, and fatal injuries.
- Occupational employment projections through the perspective of education and training
Examines employment, projected employment growth, and wages for occupations with different education and training requirements.
- Workers in Alternative Employment Arrangements
A look at independent contractors, on-call workers, temporary help agency workers, and workers provided by contract firms.
- Labor force characteristics of people with a disability
Examines the labor force characteristics of people with a disability and compares them with the characteristics of people with no disability.